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Gov. Fintiri mourns demise of late IGP, Gambo Jimeta


Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has mourned that death of the late former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gambo Jimeta.

Born in Jimeta, the state capital, Yola, the former Police IG who held the position between 1986 and 1990 passed away at the age of 84 on Thursday.

Fintiri expressed sadness over the death in a statement issued on Friday morning by his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou.

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“Gambo exemplified the best of law enforcement in our country. He was a trusted officer who showed his commitment to Nigeria especially the role he played in many significant investigations.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of this great cop whose carrier saw him rise to prominence, becoming Inspector General of Police.

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“Gambo Jimeta served with honour and dignity and was an integral part of many crucial investigations in Nigeria’s history.

“Gambo was a great man who contributed so much to Adamawa State and the law enforcement community in Nigeria. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I join family, friends and associates in commemorating his life and his service to Nigeria,” Fintiri said.

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Late Jimeta also served as National Security Adviser (NSA) to former head of state Ibrahim Babangida and was also the representative of Adamawa state to the national conference held in 2014.

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